Thursday, April 7, 2011

It's Addie's Birthday!

07:00 LaDonna scheduled to arrive at the hospital and get "hooked-up"
08:30 Andrea and I arrived at the hospital, got settled in; checked in with LaDonna
09:05 Water broken by Dr. Fletcher
09:30 The grandparents have arrived, all hanging out chatting w LaDonna
10:01 Trying to help the hospital understand a Pre Birth Order
10:37 Going back to LaDonna's room - let's see if she throws anything at me
10:59 Dilated to a 6, Contractions 4 min apart (she did not throw anything (yet))
11:06 Looked back to the guessing game found earlier in this blog. LaDonna guessed April 7th as Addie's birthday!
11:44 6.5 now and Addie has not come down much
11:59 Ordering lunch for everyone. LaDonna has ordered as well which means she has expectations! This is good!
12:14 Andrea just delivered another baby on the floor. She might deliver Addie too!
13:01 Lunch is over - LaDonna is hanging out on a big exercise ball in effort to coax Addie down a little
13:28 Dr. Fletcher is here, LaDonna is at 7+
13:31 Dr. Fletcher & Dr. Miller just left for a milkshake. I guess that means it will be a little while. I better not have to deliver this baby myself!
14:10 LaDonna says things are picking up in the contraction category. I introduced David (LaDonna's husband) to one of those funny iPhone autocorrect websites. He is now contracting as well.
14:25 Up to an 8 now. The ball must be working!
14:34 Baby warmer has been turned on
15:14 We're at a 9, nothing else to report right now. Waiting for next step
16:18 Still at 9, Pitocin has been started
16:53 Addison Elise is here!

A ton has happened since 16:53; way more than I can possibly rehash here. Suffice it to say, Addison is PERFECT! She weighs 7lbs 9oz and is 20.5" long.
LaDonna is doing great!


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET GIRL!!! You are already loved by so many!! Praying for a smooth delivery for LaDonna. Can't wait to see pictures of the little princess!!!!!

  2. Oh my goodness how EXCITING!! Love the play by play! :D

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ADDIE! Praying for a quick, easy delivery for LaDonna! Congratulations to you guys!

  4. Congratulations! I hope all goes smoothly for LaDonna and Addie. How exciting!

  5. Yay!!! Happy birthday Addie! Congrats to everyone!!!

  6. Love the blow by blow!! Keep up the good work LaDonna and Happy Birthday Miss Addie! Pics! Pics! Pics!!!! :-)

  7. Love, love this post and the play-by-play!!! Cannot wait to hear the details...praying for all of you!!!! Happy birthday sweet girl!

  8. Oh my goodness, I love this!! I love it!!! I can't wait to see pictures!! Blessings to you all!! <3 Happy, Happy Birthday Miss. Addison Elise!!!! <3

    P.S. That is friggin awesome that LaDonna "guessed" today. Love it!!

  9. I love the minute-by-minute relay of events. Congratulations Steve and Andrea! Reading this post has brought back so many memories from 22 months ago today!